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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Review: Death's End

Death's End by Liu Cixin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well...that was an interesting ending... It wasn't bad, but it did feel very nihilistic.  I suppose the opposite view might be a continuous renaissance, but still, it felt a bit bleak.  Overall throughout this series, I felt that we were witnessing the increasingly bad decisions of humanity. It was still
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Review: The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin My rating: 5 of 5 stars A good follow-up to the three-body problem. Earth prepares for the invasion of the Trisolarans, but they are hampered by the Sophons - subatomic particles that are semi-AI. Our technological advancement can only go so far. There are a couple of different options that emerge, but ultimately what saves the day is a decommissioned
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Review: Leviathan Falls

Leviathan Falls by James S.A. Corey My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was a satisfying ending to the series.  I was surprised by the epilogue, but maybe I shouldn't have been surprised? ;-). Of course, Amos was going to make it to the end, one thousand years later!  This book series, to me, is basically about the rise and fall of human empires, and all the humans
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The Rise and Fall of the System's Commonwealth

 I came across this synopsis a while back which gives a bit of background on Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.  This was a show that went off the rails after season 2 (IMO), but had great promise.  There was a thirst for sci-fi and syndication back in the day, so two concepts by Roddenberry made it to Tribune entertainment.  Good ideas, but failed to follow through (probably TV exec
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Review: Star Trek: Mission's End

Star Trek: Mission's End by Ty Templeton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is probably the 4th ending to the original series that I've read or seen on screen (through some fan film.)  Interesting. It keeps with the Strange New Worlds, New Life, and New Civilizations theme.  The mission aliens were not humanoid, they weren't even warp-capable on their own, but
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Review: Star Trek Voyager: To Lose the Earth

To Lose the Earth by Kirsten Beyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars That was a good 'finale' for the Voyager relaunch series of books.  I am not sure if this is a series finale or a season finale, but I am curious to see where things go from here.  It's interesting to see the connections that ultimately make their way to star trek discovery, with species 10-C (which
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Lost Planet: Extreme Condition | Done

OK, here's a game I completed back in December 2021 but I didn't have a lot of mental energy to write about it. I was planning on working on the trilogy, but after I read some reviews of the sequels (and how the first one was the better of the trilogy), I decided to set aside the sequels, for now :-)True to Kojima games, this was very Japanese in its art style, a type of game I haven't played in a
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Star Trek Online: The Pathyaeger

 Here's another April Fools... this time from Star Trek Online, a mashup of the Pathfinder and the Yaeger (and yes, I'd fly this... if it weren't exploding when you first set foot on it 😂)From the announcement:The Pathyeager was the brainchild of Starfleet’s first Pakled ship designer, Nahamcam [Nuh-ham-kam], inspired by the old Dominion War-era USS Yeager and the Clumpships of the 2380s.Splicing
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Review: Star Trek: Voyager: Architects of Infinity

Architects of Infinity by Kirsten Beyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars OK, this one ended in a "WTF" moment for me?  Eh... whut?On the plus side, I did remember the Kriotians from TNG's "the perfect mate," which made for an interesting sub-plot in the book.  The biodomes on a dead planet were an interesting main plot, but OMG.  You find an abandoned paradise? 
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Review: Star Trek Voyager: A Pocket Full of Lies

A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars That was pretty interesting!  Tuvok comes back for a special mission and gets an unexpected breakthrough for the stuff he's dealing with.  There's another Janeway (how many of them are around?!) and yes...there are temporal shenanigans happening...so the Krenim aren't that far behind. 
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